HMS GALATEA - F18

HMS GALATEA - F18

Postby brianh » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:53 pm

the Leander class frigate Galatea launched by Swan Hunter 23 May 1963 seen fitting out on 16 November 1963 - the ferry landing provided a good viewpoint.

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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby magoonigal » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:57 am

And alongside her Yard Number 2001 GAELIC FERRY of the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd. 2756 Gross.

Keel Laid. 26th March 1963.
Launched. 3rd October 1963.
Trials Date. 30th December 1963.
Hand Over. 3rd January 1964.

Neptune Yard.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby tynebuoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:15 am

And being launched.
HMS Galatea (1964) _.jpg
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:53 pm

Gaelic Ferry - Keel to Completion in just over 9 months - but then we did not have the support of critical path scheduling, time risk analysis, project managers, CAD, IT, HR, KPIs, etc., etc..... - we didn't know how unfortunate we were!
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby northeast » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:02 pm

.... only because you didn't have the measures in place to quantify how unfortunate you were :)
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby tynebuoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:03 pm

And just when poor Dennis thought things couldn't get any worse who arrived to brighten up his day, you've got it, the old hippo and me.
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:10 pm

Brilliant George - you've obviously been there & got the T-shirt! ... And some folk always brighten my day!
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby northeast » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:00 pm

tynebuoy wrote:And just when poor Dennis thought things couldn't get any worse who arrived to brighten up his day, you've got it, the old hippo and me.


Why am I thinking of you two and Johnny Cash's 'one piece at a time' .... did you not manage to get a WHOLE ship, then?
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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby tynebuoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:32 pm

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Re: HMS GALATEA

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:02 pm

It took me a while to find these - from Wallsend ferry landing on 23 May 1963 (a Thursday - must have been the Whitsun holiday week - I couldn't possibly have been playing hookey!)

Galatea, 23 May 1963 (1).jpg

Galatea 23 May 1963 (2).jpg
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